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Preclinical Imaging Laboratory Lead

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at Takeda. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our colleagues will explain how these tools will be used during the recruitment process. Thank you. *Please be aware of an Identity Theft Scheme targeting individuals seeking jobs with Takeda and other employers. See below or here for more info. Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda's long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole. As one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines. The Greater Boston Area is headquarters to many of our Global and US business units. We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients' lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us! Success What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix. Life at Takeda A Global Top Employer Recognized for our culture and way of working, we're one of only select companies to receive Top Global Employer -- status for 2021. Job ID R0029615 Date posted 02/15/2021 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge. Job Description Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Scientific Director, Preclinical Imaging Laboratory at our Cambridge, MA Site. At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Preclinical Imaging Lab Lead, you will be empowered to serve on project teams for discovery to development programs. OBJECTIVES Establishes and manages a state-of-the-art in vivo rodent imaging facility to support drug discovery and development across all therapeutic areas at Takeda. Works collaboratively with Imaging Therapeutic Area Liaisons, preclinical project teams and related functions to design and conduct rodent imaging studies and deliver results back to the teams. Leads novel imaging methods transfer to external imaging CROs or academic partners. Provides strategic and technical imaging advice to project teams and preclinical studies where imaging biomarkers enable decision-making to impact the pipeline. ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Establishes and manages a state-of-the-art in vivo rodent imaging facility to support drug discovery and development across all therapeutic areas at Takeda
  • Provides in-depth technical knowledge of advanced preclinical imaging modalities and instrumentation (MRI, PET, SPECT, CT, Ultrasound and/or optical imaging)
  • Designs, implements, interprets, advises and/or consults on preclinical imaging studies
  • Provides imaging expertise and represents PTS-Imaging on preclinical project teams
  • Evaluate and/or develop cutting-edge novel imaging technologies
  • Manages all aspects of the imaging laboratory, including IACUC protocols, biosafety, radiation safety and imaging equipment maintenance.
  • Contribute to PTS-Imaging group maintaining state-of-the-art knowledge of technical and scientific imaging advances and assess these advances for their potential value in drug discovery and development.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable Takeda representative for imaging issues to external imaging experts, imaging biomarker activities and consortia.
  • Contribute to developing external relationships with key academic imaging centers, imaging-related vendors and imaging CROs DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
    • Requires preclinical, expert-level imaging knowledge and how to apply imaging biomarkers to solve questions in a drug discovery and development environment Leadership
      • This position will be a highly visible preclinical imaging expert within Takeda interacting with bench scientists through VP-level management
      • Will need the ability to accomplish goals through working collaboratively with project teams and management external to the Imaging group Decision-making and Autonomy
        • Will have substantial authority to manage and lead the imaging laboratory portfolio of projects Interaction
          • Will require substantial engagement with biology project teams and related functions (e.g. DMPK, Comparative Medicine, Safety Assessment) and close collaboration with other members of the Imaging group
          • Will require the development of innovative imaging solutions for complex preclinical problems Complexity
            • Will operate in a complex matrixed environment with internal Takeda teams across international geographies and cultures EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
              • Advanced degree (DVM and/or PhD scientist /engineer/ physicist) with pre-clinial imaging expertise
              • Minimum of 5 years' experience in imaging research in drug discovery and development or core academic imaging laboratory
              • Experience in managing a rodent in vivo imaging facility
              • Cross-imaging modality expertise strongly preferred (MRI, PET, SPECT, CT, Ultrasound and/or optical imaging) including basic scientific knowledge of preclinical imaging modalities
              • Possess in-depth therapeutic area knowledge in one or more of Takeda's therapeutic areas preferred, including oncology, gastro-intestinal diseases, neurosciences and rare diseases.
              • Experience managing scientists to conduct imaging experiments
              • Experience in conducting preclinical imaging studies with external partners
              • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including presentational capabilities.
              • Ability to apply innovative imaging technologies in a "fit for purpose" manner in the drug discovery process. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
                • Willingness to travel to both internal and external meetings, including overnight trips. National and international travel is required.
                • Requires approximately 5-10% travel WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
                  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
                  • Company match of charitable contributions
                  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
                  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days Check out where you could be
                    working if you apply. Job Seekers: Protect yourself against identity theft Please be aware there are instances of identity thieves posting Takeda-branded jobs and posing as employees to steal personal information. They visit job-related websites and invite candidates to online chats. During the chat, they press job seekers to provide bank account information and Social Security numbers. Copyright 1995-2019 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. All rights reserved.

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